Medical Research Benefits Kids Tastes!

Researchers in Toronto conducted a study of 66 children, ages 5-10, to find out which oral rehydration solution they liked best. Each fluid was fruit-flavored, all of the kids were free of respiratory or GI symptoms, and they could drink as much as they wanted for 15 minutes. Then the kids marked a visual analog scale to rate the flavors, with 0 being the worst taste and 100 the best taste.

The results: Pedialyte and Pediatric Electrolyte were hands-down winners compared to Enfalyte.

PositiveTip: If your child needs oral rehydration fluid, it might be best to choose the one they are most likely to enjoy to avoid them refusing it because they don’t like its taste.